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What Are Dental X-Rays?

It’s time to see your dentist and have a regular check-up, only this time they mention that it’s time to get a set of dental x-rays done to see if there’s anything going on where the eye can’t see.  If this is the first time you’ve gotten dental x-rays, or they’re being ordered for your…

Whitening at Home

Nowadays, there are a large variety of teeth whitening products that are intended for use in the comfort and safety of your own home. But with so many options available, how do you decide which method to use? Choosing the right method depends on the types of results you’re intending to get and the type…

The Alzheimer’s–Oral Health Connection

More and more research is finding that there is a link between Alzheimer’s disease and oral health. In particular, this link is thought to be between periodontal disease and Alzheimer’s. Periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of excess bacteria on the teeth. This bacteria is found in plaque and tartar and causes the gum…

General Dentists

General dentists provide a range of dental services intended to maintain your oral health. They provide routine dental care to people of all ages, helping to prevent the progression of oral disease. General dentists are responsible for evaluating, diagnosing, preventing, and treating diseases or conditions affecting the oral cavity and maxillofacial area. General dentists are…

What Is Halitosis?

In the US alone there are 80 million people who are sufferers of chronic halitosis, or as it’s more commonly known “bad breath”. For the majority of them the source is the tongue and gums, decay of food particles, rotting debris in the mouth, and poor oral hygiene all aid the bacteria in your mouth…

Dental Sealant

Taking care of your oral health and being proactive is a lot easier than running into an issue and having to get it taken care of after the fact. Preventative measures are more affordable than treatment, and help save you from the discomfort that can come from things like cavities and tooth decay. Dental sealants…

Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns and bridges are permanent prosthetic devices that are cemented onto your existing teeth or implants. Unlike dentures, dental crowns and bridges can only be removed by your dentist. What are dental crowns? Dental crowns can be made from porcelain, metal, or resin. These are prosthetic teeth that are cemented over your existing teeth…

Dental Implants

Dental implants are surgical-grade root devices that support permanent tooth prosthetics that are manufactured to last a lifetime. These artificial roots are anchored in the bone beneath the gums where they become fused into the jaw. A crown is mounted atop the implant for a long-lasting and natural looking smile. Many dentists and patients prefer…

Electric Brush vs. Manual Brushes

Preventative dentistry is about more than just visiting your dentist twice yearly for an exam and thorough cleaning. In fact, the majority of your preventative care is done at-home as a part of your normal hygienic routine. Many residents use manual toothbrushes to remove debris and plaque from their teeth. However, electric brushes have become…

How to Brush Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth is probably a standard part of your daily routine, but chances are you aren’t following the American Dental Association’s guidelines for cleaning your teeth properly. The ADA currently recommends that you brush your teeth at minimum of two times each day – preferably morning and night or anytime you eat foods that…